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  • All female dance troupe in Takarazuka and Tokyo similar to New York's Rockettes
    Japan’s Takarazuka Revue is a must see if you can get tickets
    It's a spectacle of western-style musicals and traditional Japanese dances. The Takarazuka Revue is an immensely popular dance troupe of Japan comprising of all females. Their performances are musical stage productions rivaling those seen on...
  • Japan celebrate v Australia 2014 friendly
    Socceroos fall continues with Japan loss
    Australia's woes have continued as they fell to yet another defeat, falling to a 2-1 loss to Japan on the road on Tuesday night. The loss will hurt the Socceroos ranking further as pressure builds on Ange Postecoglou, forcing him to put in a...
  • Tochigi Japan
    70 dog corpses found abandoned near river, authorities make an arrest
    In Tochiji Japan today, police arrested 39 year old Masaki Kimura after finding dozens of dead dogs on a nearby riverbank. Police began investigating this case at the end of October when 40 canine corpses were discovered abandoned near the river.A...
  • Japan vows to cut whale quota in attempt to resume annual hunt
    Japan vows to cut whale quota in attempt to resume annual hunt
    Japan has moved to slash its target catch of whales in the Antarctic down from 935 to 333 minkes each year from 2015-2027 in an effort to get the International Court to lift its ban against whaling. The International Court of Justice had ruled...
  • Mt. Fuji
    Japan’s Shizuoka prefecture: optimal views of Mt. Fuji
    Japan’s Shizuoka prefecture is home to stunning shrines and temples, and the area borders what to many Japanese is the country’s most sacred shrine: Mount Fuji.The prefecture follows the curve of the Pacific coast, and reaches the foot...
  • Tokaido Hiroshige Art Museum
    Shizuoka’s Utagawa Hiroshige museum
    The Shizuoka City Tokaido Hiroshige Museum of Art is among Japan’s premier museums that showcase ukiyo-e woodcut prints. Founded in 1994 to display the works of Utagawa Hiroshige, the museum contains 1400 prints, and often pairs creations...
  • Fireballs light the night sky
    Fireballs light the night sky
    Apparently last night was the nights to be out watching the skies for balls of light, or meteors according to reports that are streaming in from various parts of the world.Western Japan has been reporting sightings of a sparkling light seen by...
  • Prize money up for grabs for women LPGA golfers at 2014 Mizuno Classic
    Prize money up for grabs for women LPGA golfers at 2014 Mizuno Classic
    The following is a list of the prize money up for grabs for women professional golfers on the LPGA Tour at the 2014 Mizuno Classic which is being played from November 7-9, 2014, at the Kintetsu Kashikojima Country Club in Shima, Japan.The Mizuno...
  • Priest at Fujiyoshida Sengen Shrine
    Mount Fuji’s Fujiyoshida Sengen Shrine
    Shinto shrines that cover Mount Fuji’s foothills were built to appease the volcano’s ever-present threat of eruption. The main, north-facing shrine, Fujiyoshida Sengen, was founded in 788 and is formally known as Kitaguchi Hongu Fuji...
  • Ritz-Carlton Kyoto is perfect place for jet-setting fall foliage peepers
    Ritz-Carlton Kyoto is perfect place for jet-setting fall foliage peepers
    When Americans think of fall foliage we envision New England, Pennsylvania’s Pocono Mountains and other US cities, but few of us think about Kyoto, Japan. Well have we got news for you. The viewing of "koyo" or autumn leaves...
  • Top 10 Tokyo sites not often visited by tourists
    Tokyo’s top 10 non-tourist sites to explore
    You'll find parks, mountain, public bath, fashion district, train line, bridge, fish market, and others are just some places in Tokyo not many foreign tourists know about. There is so much more to see in Tokyo, Japan besides the popular...
  • 'Magic Tree House Fact Tracker #30: Ninjas and Samurai by Mary Pope Osborne
    'Magic Tree House Fact Tracker #30: Ninjas and Samurai by Mary Pope Osborne
    For those readers who enjoyed the "Magic Tree House #5: Night of the Ninjas," comes the "Magic Tree House Fact Tracker #30: Ninjas and Samurai." This nonfiction companion to Jack and Annie's adventure is filled with...
  • Colorless Tsukuru and his Years of Pilgrimage
    Japanese novelist Murakami returns with introspective masterpiece
    Haruki Murakami writes some of the best novels of any working writer. His last effort, the massive dystopian 1Q84, turned out to be a masterpiece of Murakami's weird stories, but it is his new release that speaks more deeply to the human soul....
  • New pet retirement home opens in Japan
    Pet retirement home is the first of its kind in Japan
    Japan is now home to its first ever retirement home…for pets. Here in the U.S., we surrender pets to shelters for many reasons, including inability to care for them any longer due to our own ages. We also have pet retirement homes here, but...
  • Japan London 2012 huddle
    Asian Para Games draw announced
    Wheelchair Rugby will be featuring at the Asian Para Games for the first time and on Tuesday the draw for the tournament was made official.Japan, ranked number four in the world, will go in as heavy favorites for the tournament, with Korea the...